Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Krishna Janmashtami is on 1st/2nd September 2010

The above painting is form an artist named Syamarani dasi and is copyrighted www.bhaktiart.net. 

Namaste, Hari Om, Jai Shri Krishna,

Happy Krishna Janmashtami!

This wonderful day needs no major introduction, best thing to do is read the Glorious Gita and sign the praises of Shri Krishna. Also going to your local Mandir to support plays, dances and the event will make you feel happier. A link on Hindu-Blog.com helps us all to further understand this wonderful day, also see below from the site;

                                 "Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna and is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The corresponding months in other region is the Shravan month. In 2010, the date of Janmashtami in North India is September 2 and in other parts it is on September 1.

The Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on different days in different parts of India and this is due to the differences in regional calendars and also due to the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.

The Smarta Tradition observes the festival on September 1 and the Vaishnava Tradition on September 2.

In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is famous for the Dahi Handi and the next day is observed as Gopalkala.

Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples around the world. Special poojas and rituals are also held at midnight – the time of Krishna’s birth. Processions with tabloids depicting various episodes from the life of Shri Krishna enacted by children are a major highlight of the festival.

Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day and it is a 24-hour fast."

Bharatanatyam Krishna Nee Begane Baaro:

Jai Shri RadhaKrishna,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hindu Calendar: Tulsidas Jayanti - Sunday August 15, 2010

Namaste, Hari Om , SitaRam,

Sunday Aug 15, 2010 will mark a great day in Hinduism, the Jayanti (birth) of Goswami Tulsidasa Ji, the creator of the Ramcharitmanasa.

Many of you know of the Ramayana, Tulsidasa's gift was a blessing of Shri Ram himself. The ability to have the vision and love is truly the work of a great aatma (soul).

Tulsidasa's story is an interesting one, the link below from Hindu Jagruti helps to provide a brief but meaningful view of Tulsidasa Ji.

http://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/39.html#4 <- Please click here for the full story on Tulsidasa Ji.

On this day, fasting will be great, but even greater will be remembering Shri SitaRam and the wonderful glories written by Goswami Tulsidasa Ji. Reading the Ramayana will be a blessing to anyone, but on this day, remembering Tulsidasa's love and joy for Shri Ram is a blessing in itself.

Please note: if you do not have a Ramayana, Youtube is a good source for videos on the Ramayana, also the link from Gita Press is a place to find a .pdf version of the Ramayana so you can read on your computer.

- Tulsidas Movie (One of my favorite movies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA8s1zOBbOM , part 1).
- Mohammed Rafi - KAHA JUPE HO RAJA RAM (Tulsidas) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-3Xl7HkEXA <- Beautiful song, shows us The Name of Shri Ram is all you need. Ram Nam Satya hain!

Gita Press: http://www.gitapress.org/Download_Eng_pdf.htm

Jai Shri Sita Ram, Jai Jai Goswami Tulsidasa!!

SitaRam, Jaya Ram, SitaRam.
- SimpleHinduBhai